TKJ4520 - Organic Chemistry, Specialization Project


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 100/100

Course content

Organic chemistry research and developmental project, synthesis of organic molecules based on literature and competence in the research groups, isolation and purification of organic chemical compounds, analyses of reactions (NMR, HPLC, GC, TLC), characterisation of products, research planning, finding and using external literature, writing a research dissertation.

Learning outcome

After ending the course you should: (i) make a safety job analysis on day-to-day chemistry project tasks based on material safety datasheets and the lab recipe, (ii) have knowledge reaching towards the research front in dedicated areas, (iii) be able to do experimental studies e.g. synthesis, isolation of compounds and analysis, (iv) based on your own results develop working hypothesis and plan your own work, (v) be able to use Reaxys' for collecting chemical information, (vi) be able to choose a suitable analytic technique for analysing your reaction, (vii) be able to choose a suitable method for purification of products, (viii) have knowledge on how to optimise a purification method (column chromatography/crystallisation), (ix) be able to choose a suitable methods for characterising products, (x) be able to use practically several analytical methods (eg NMR, GC, HPLC, IR, UV), (xi) be able to write a research dissertation with references, and (xii) give an oral presentation of project results.

Learning methods and activities

Individual research project conducted under personal supervision. Grade will be given based on experimental skills and a written report. English teaching by request.

Further on evaluation

If the report is evaluated as Not Passed or F, a new, or a revised report with significant changes may be submitted for evaluation one more time.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the course is restricted to the program Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (MTKJ), 5th year student with specialization in organic chemistry, and MSCHEMBI, 2th year student with specialization in organic chemistry.

Course materials

Information will be given in the beginning of the semester.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TKJ4725 15.0 AUTUMN 2007
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Technological subjects


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Work 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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